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Amendments to the Water Bill [HL]

Water Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT


 

Clause 52

 

THE BARONESS O'CATHAIN
THE BARONESS BYFORD

Page 66, line 39, at end insert—
    "(3C)  For the purposes of subsection (3)(b)(ii) the principles there referred to shall permit, but not require, the Competition Commission, in re-determining any disputed price limit which a relevant undertaker had required the Director to refer to it, to include in that re-determination any allowance for all or part of that relevant undertaker's costs.
    (3D)  In subsection (3C) above "relevant undertaker's costs" means—
    (a)  the costs which it incurred in preparing for and pursuing its case before the Commission; and
    (b)  any costs (whether of the Director or the Commission) which are to be recovered from that relevant undertaker under or by virtue of any condition of its appointment.""
 

After Clause 96

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Consolidation of water-related legislation
  Within 1 year of the date that this Act receives Royal Assent, the Secretary of State shall publish a draft Bill for consultation, consolidating the legislation relating to water."

 
 
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